Panel: Variable Reality – Inter-formalities in Digital/Analogue Arts
Rieser will describe the Inside Out sculptural exchange exhibition currently touring the UK, which has been shown in Sydney, Australia and 4 UK venues. The project, which exchanged digital files across continents and then generated the objects using rapid prototype printing methods, was the first major international attempt to obviate the physical realization of the sculptures by the artists themselves. The talk will explore notions of materiality in relation to the digital and how radically artistic practice is changing around the idea of hybrid or overlapping realities as being interrelated and of equal cultural significance.
- Professor Martin Rieser‘s art practice in internet art and interactive narrative installations has been seen around the world including Milia in Cannes; Paris; The ICA London and in Germany, Montreal, Nagoya in Japan and Melbourne, Australia. He as delivered papers on interactive narrative and exhibited at many major conferences in the field including ISEA: Montreal 1995, Rotterdam 1996, Chicago 1997, Nagoya 2002, Belfast 2009, University of Oslo 2004, Siggraph, 2005, Refresh Banff Arts Centre 2005, Digital Matchmakers Trondheim 2005 Plan ICA 2005, NAI Rotterdam 2008, Intelligent Environments Seattle 2008,Barcelona 2009, Locunet University of Athens 2008, ISEA2009 and at many other conference venues across the UK and Europe. His interactive installations include Understanding Echo shown in Japan 2002, Hosts Bath Abbey 2006 and Secret Door Invideo Milan 2006, The Street RMIT Gallery Melbourne 2008. He is currently developing mobile artworks for Vienna (The Third Woman), and public installations for the new DMC in Leicester (Secret Garden) . He has published numerous essays and books on digital art including New Screen Media: Cinema/ Art/Narrative (BFI/ZKM, 2002), which combines a DVD of current research and practice in this area together with critical essays. And has recently edited The Mobile Audience, a book on locative technology and art due out this year from Rodopi, also logged in a blog. He has also acted as consultant to bodies such as Cardiff Bay Arts Trust and the Photographer’s Gallery London, Arkive in Bristol, The Soros Media Institute in Prague and UIAH in Helsinki. mobileaudience.blogspot.com